Emergency Preparedness Week: May 1-7, 2016

Posted on 27th April 2016, by British Columbia
Are you ready? Earthquakes, floods and fires are some of the potential emergency hazards in British Columbia. What will you do if services are disrupted and roads are closed? Having an emergency plan is like insurance- if you have one you will be prepared to cope. Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to highlight our  […]
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Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off

Posted on 27th April 2016, by British Columbia
Social Conference Slide
Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off at The Salvation Army Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford today – April 27-29. In our constant striving toward excellence in our service provision, The Salvation Army highly values and desires to equip and resource our staff and provide meaningful learning opportunities to enhance their capacity to continue  […]
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The Art Affair supports families and children in need

Posted on 10th February 2016, by British Columbia
Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Annie Frind, a local Vancouver fine artist & entrepreneur, injected new meaning into those words last November and organized a fun and fabulous art-infused event at the Vancouver Club, focused on giving back to the children  […]
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Here when disaster strikes

Posted on 5th February 2016, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army helps those in need in the Okanagan community every Christmas, but what many may not know is they also lend a helping hand throughout the entire year. Last summer, during the busy fire season in B.C., The Salvation Army put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours helping those impacted by the wildfires.During  […]
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Record-breaking campaign for the Vernon Food Bank

Posted on 14th January 2016, by British Columbia
A total of $457,932.46 was collected during the Christmas Hope campaign which surpassed the 2011 total by $59,119.72.The Salvation Army’s Food Bank fundraising drive surpassed all records set during its 110 years in Vernon.“We are extremely grateful” said Capt. Jean-Curtis Plante.“We have surpassed a number of milestones this year thanks to the incredible support of  […]
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Donnelly Group Gives Back

Posted on 23rd December 2015, by British Columbia
Donnelly Group
Christmas is synonymous with giving, and in many ways Christmas at The Salvation Army is synonymous with the business of giving…giving back to those individuals and families experiencing hardship in our communities. “In a diverse community like Vancouver, the reality is that there will always be a need,” says Ming Chau, Interim Community Ministries Director  […]
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Mom is hoping for a safer life for her family in Canada

Posted on 18th December 2015, by British Columbia
Photograph by: Arlen Redekop , PROVINCE
Trang Le knew she didn’t want to raise her children in Vietnam.“It’s just dangerous and it’s tough there,” said the 31-year-old, who moved back to Vancouver with her three-year-old son Alex in September.After living in B.C. for nearly 10 years, she returned home to Southeast Asia in 2010, where she got married and delivered her  […]
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Charity ‘put a light in me,’ says single mom

Posted on 15th December 2015, by British Columbia
When Nelson mom Nichole Hunt “very suddenly” split from her partner last year, she knew it wouldn’t be much of a Christmas for her young son.A few months after the devastating break-up in July 2014, she decided to move from Trail back to Nelson to be closer to friends and family.While the big move cut  […]
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Let’s end violence against women

Posted on 25th November 2015, by British Columbia
Today we honour the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has often stated "Women's safety & equality are in everyone's best interest." The Salvation Army is able to provide safety to women in BC through the support of generous staff and donors like you. For 29 years, the Women's Charity Committee  […]
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home is where the heart is

Posted on 24th November 2015, by British Columbia
Alcohol had taken its toll. It was in the middle of the night when Paul reached out to his sister for help.Paul subsequently entered a six week Treatment Program at Pacifica and went on to The Salvation Army Belkin House for the Personal Development Program. Through this program, Paul was able to re-establish meaningful family  […]
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